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Joe Williams
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Username: Joewilliams

Post Number: 106
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 214.13.192.185
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 12:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hey guys, I am getting my R&R leave in April and will be home for exactly 15 days. Assuming I can get a cake of yeast from the local brewpub, what should I brew. I am planning on brewing on the first day of leave and then spend the last 5 in a drunken stupor. I think I am up to the task of drinking 10 gallons in 5 days, being in a forced dry country will build up a powerful thirst in a man. The wife won't be very happy with me, but she has to work so she won't be around all day anyway. I am leaning towards an english mild with low gravity, I don't want to put myself into a coma. What do you think? Or is it a wast of time and I should just buy?
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 4701
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.229.8
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 01:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Go ahead, brew yourself an English mild (O.G. about 1.035 and 3.2 percent ABV) with a lot of flavor but a limited kick. If you keg you can be enjoying it in a week. Drink it like water.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 2106
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 208.49.148.10
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 04:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Joe,

Glad you're getting to come home for a break. A mild or bitter would be quick. Or heffeweisen but that's more of a summer beer to me. Better plan to buy some beers for when you first get back though.. Or do you still have some barleywine stashed away?
 

Miker
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Username: Miker

Post Number: 397
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 69.15.183.207
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 04:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think the mild sounds like a good idea. There was an nice article on milds in a fairly recent issue of BYO - along with some recipes that sounded mighty good.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 2108
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 208.49.148.10
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 07:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a couple of those BYO mild recipes on my radar too. Got to get a couple of lagers knocked out first though.
 

Miker
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Username: Miker

Post Number: 399
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 69.15.183.207
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 08:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Me too. If I don't hurry up, lager season will be over. Working on a Bo-Pils recipe now, but the Mild sounds really good for times you'd like to down more than 1 or 2 beers at a time and still get some things done.
 

ELK
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Username: Elkski

Post Number: 1470
Registered: 01-2003
Posted From: 67.177.25.240
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2006 - 02:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

THis is my idea!!! Brew a strong ass barley wine or wee heavy to drink when you get home safe and sound!! Go to the store and buy many different type of beers and enjoy!!
 

Master B
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Username: Cwixon

Post Number: 37
Registered: 11-2005
Posted From: 67.149.67.117
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2006 - 02:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm w/ ELK. You'll get the pleasure of brewing, and yet have your choice of beer that you buy. You'll have something to look forward to upon your return.

Big Respect!!
"Sometimes the most intelligent drink beer to deal with the fools that surround him"
Bush!!
 

Kevin Davis
Intermediate Member
Username: Ktdavis98

Post Number: 367
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 207.200.116.71
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 04:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you are going to try to brew, and drink within 15 days, I would recommend something moderate in gravity, and Nottingham yeast. Although it may not be the best yeast for some styles, it ferments, and clears fast.

Thanks for your grueling work, and sacrifices, we really appreciate it!
Kevin
 

Jerry Hays
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Username: Jlh8643

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 216.176.157.155
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 06:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I like the big beer idea too. If anything you should at least make an APA afterall. Thanks also for your service and sacrifice!
 

David Woods
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Username: Beericon

Post Number: 751
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 4.186.75.222
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 07:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, Combo time!!!

Do the partigyle thing! Make the barley wine and use the second runnings to make your mild! Best of both worlds, beer to drink in a week and beer to drink when you get back!!! And you'll have one heck of a brew day and probably use all of your equipment.

Can't thank you enough for your work over there!

David
 

jeff wright
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Username: Barly

Post Number: 134
Registered: 07-2003
Posted From: 67.186.13.180
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 07:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Joe,
I kinda lean towards ELK's idee. Brew something for your return.
Also have to say I am deeply humbled by you and all your brothers and sisters in arms.
Thank you for allowing us to have the lifestyle we take for granted.

Brew on, and return safe,
jeff